Some weeks back, I was pleasantly surprised by a call from a friend whom I have not seen for a while. We immediately made plans to meet up at our favorite restaurant for some girlfriend time. It was so much fun catching up. We discovered that we now share a passion for photography. This calls for some serious “shop talk” and so I invited her over to my house the following week.
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A cool and refreshing fruit salad using seasonal fruits perfect for a light meal or dessert. Continue reading →
A warm and delicious flourless pudding-like dessert that uses only 4 ingredients. Continue reading →
Dainty tea sandwiches are synonymous to tea time. They are always popular and provide a nice savory contrast to sweet cakes, cookies, and scones. Sandwiches should never be soggy. A thin layer of softened butter spread on the bread from end to end will help prevent that. The crusts should be removed and each sandwich cut [...] Continue reading →
The holiday season is the best time to prepare special treats for breakfast. I like to have a few loaves of sweet breads on hand. It is wise to stock up on flour, eggs, and milk as pancakes and waffles are also on the menu. They may take a little time to prepare but that [...] Continue reading →
Ever since I bought those two jars of shimmer sugar, I have been keeping a lookout for recipes using sugar sprinkles. Most are cookie recipes and I did use the amethyst shimmer for some teapot shaped Lavender Sugar Cookies which turned out beautifully. I was excited when I saw this Cinnamon Spiced Kumquat Nut Bread [...] Continue reading →
Shimmer sugar is such a mesmerizing thing, especially when they come beautifully bottled and labeled – Amethyst Shimmer, Peridot Shimmer, Gold Shimmer, Sapphire Shimmer, and so on. How can one walk away and not bring at least a bottle home. After all, the holidays are just round the corner and those sugar cookies need to be [...] Continue reading →